036 Pearls and Pitfalls of Endoscopic Pituitary and Anterior Skull Base Surgery

Sunday, April 26
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: 252AB; BCEC

Fee: $450
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $315
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Assistant Director(s): Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda, MD, IFAANS

Faculty: Garni Barkhoudarian, MD, FAANS; Paolo Cappabianca, MD, IFAANS (Italy); James J. Evans, MD, FAANS; John A. Jane Jr., MD, FAANS; Daniel F. Kelly, MD, FAANS; James K. Liu, MD, FAANS; Russell R. Lonser, MD, FAANS; Daniel Monte-Serrat Prevedello, MD; Carl H. Snyderman, MD; Gabriel Zada, MD, FAANS

Expert faculty present and discuss the advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls of approaches to pituitary and related lesions around the sella turcica. A point-counterpoint discussion emphasizes multiple aspects of surgical management, including both microscopic and endoscopic approaches along with various methods of avoiding and dealing with surgical complications for these lesions.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the relative advantages and disadvantages of the microscopic versus the endoscopic transsphenoidal approaches to sellar lesions.
  • Identify complications and potential pitfalls with each of the different surgical techniques, along with their avoidance and management.
  • Recognize the details of the surgical anatomy of the various lesions in the sellar region that can be approached using extended transsphenoidal operations.